Believe it or not, but sequels are a lucrative business and have done wonders in Bollywood lately. They are a safe bet for the filmmakers who want to cash in on the huge success of their past films and make a lot of moolah at the ticket window with sequels. Like 2017, which saw the release of breakout sequels like Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Judwaa 2, Golmaal Again, Fukrey Returns and Tiger Zinda Hai, 2018 is also going to be littered with a lot of sequels, in addition to a series of biopics. Here, we have rounded up the list of Bollywood sequels to look forward to in 2018.
Starring Karan Kundra and Zareen Khan, 1921 is the fourth movie in the 1920 film series, the previous ones being 1920, 1920 Evil Returns and 1920 London. Directed by Vikram Bhatt, 1921 is slated to release on 12th January 2018. The trailer of the film has been released and has garnered a positive response from the audience. Hope the film does justice to its previous instalments.
Hate Story 4
One of the most successful erotic-thriller franchises, Hate Story, is coming up with its fourth instalment, Hate story 4. All previous instalments of the franchise racked up massive collections at the box office. The makers are expecting the same from Hate Story 4. The film features Karan Wahi, Urvashi Rautela and Ihana Dhillon in lead roles. It is releasing on March 2.
Helmed by Shankar, 2.0 is a sequel to superstar Rajnikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s 2010 blockbuster film Enthiran, which was released as Robot in Hindi and some other popular languages. 2.0 stars Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson in lead roles. It is being touted as the costliest film ever made in Indian cinema. The sci-fi film is scheduled to release in April 2018.
Baaghi 2 is the sequel to the Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor starrer Baaghi, which released in 2016 and emerged as one of the biggest hits of the year. The sequel stars the rumoured real-life couple Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani in lead roles. Directed by Ahmed Khan, Baaghi 2 is being readied for April 27, 2018, release.
The third instalment of the Race film franchise, Race 3 is going to be better and bigger than Race and Race 2. The film has got a complete makeover in terms of director and the cast. The third instalment of the series will be headlined by superstar Salman Khan. Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Saqib Saleem and Daisy Shah also star in the action-thriller. To be directed by Remo D’Souza, Race 3 will arrive in cinemas on June 14.
Student Of The Year 2
To be directed by Punit Malhotra, Student Of The Year 2 is a sequel to Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year, which launched Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan in Bollywood in 2012. The sequel will star Tiger Shroff in lead role, while the search for the female lead is still on. Student Of The Year 2 is expected to release in November 2018.
Total Dhamaal is the third part of the Dhamaal film franchise. Previous two instalments of the film had Sanjay Dutt in the lead role. But the third part will see superstar Ajay Devgn toplining the star cast of the film with actors like Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Riteish Deshmukh and Arshad Warsi also starring in prominent roles. To be helmed by Indra Kumar, Total Dhamaal is slated to hit screens on December 7.